Articles by Michelle Bangert

Quality Innovations: Improve Inline Inspection

October 2, 2008
In a sense, the XYZ inline inspection systems from SMAC Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) work as a mini-coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for inline inspection, says Steve Curtiss, applications manager at SMAC Inc.
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From the Editor: NDT Shows Off

September 29, 2008
The NDT industry appears to be alive and well, at least among those who attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago last month.
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Quality Innovations: High-Speed Inspection

August 29, 2008
The Cyprovision Mach 7 is an automated vision inspection system from Dunkley International Inc. that can inspect bolts, washers and screws at throughput rates up to 3,000 parts per minute.
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From the Editor: Autumn Vision

August 29, 2008
After a great vision show in Boston, my summer travel schedule was light and as fall approaches, I look forward to traveling again. Whether it is a week at McCormick place in Chicago or returning to Detroit, it should be an interesting season.
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The Fundamentals of Data Collection

August 29, 2008
Instead of scratching out notes on paper, savvy manufacturers let their machines collect data and send it directly to a software program. This important inspection data should be treated accordingly.
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Success Story

August 28, 2008
With products used in the exploration of space and vessels alone on the open sea, Lockheed Martin is well aware of the importance of quality and safety. Join Quality Magazine as we explore Lockheed Martin’s MS2 business unit in Oldsmar, FL, in this exclusive field report.
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Quality Innovations: Software on Demand

July 31, 2008
When Pilgrim saw a need in the market for Software as a Service (SaaS), the company delivered Pilgrim On-Demand, providing companies with needed software, without the hassles of infrastructure management.
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From the Editor: Materials Testing

July 31, 2008
Earthquakes are nothing if not destructive. This type of natural disaster, about as far from nondestructive as it gets, often leaves a high death toll in its wake, along with destroyed infrastructure.
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Quality Innovations: Optimal Freedom

June 27, 2008
The FreedomView LED Fiberscope provides fast and accurate remote imaging, enabling visual inspections in hard-to-reach places, including car engines, gas tanks, jet engines, piping and storage compartments such as cargo holds.
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Quality Innovations: Sensor Success

June 2, 2008
Like many innovative products, the IPS-10 was in the works for a couple of years. As a result, the finished product offers a new way to do optical flaw detection.
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